Tuesday, October 02, 2012

TUES 10/2: Film, Games, Art, Talk, Music

Yes, I give everyone permission to have a good time on a Tuesday night.


TUES 10/2 (thru THUR 10/4)

Various Times
Manhattan Short Film Festival
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline
$9.25 / $6.25 child, senior
Tuesday -- 2:10pm, 6:45pm, 9:30pm
Wednesday -- 11:40am, 2:10pm, 9:30pm
Thursday -- 11:40am, 2:10pm, 6:45pm, 9:30pm
The cool thing about the MSFF is that audiences in Brookline and elsewhere vote for their favorite of the 10 shorts. Based on the numbers, your influence is much greater than the upcoming presidential election.

TUES 10/2

"Game Over": A Night by Gamers for Gamers
at Good Life, 28 Kingston St, Boston (Downtown Crossing)
FREE / 18+

Whatever your game may be (board, cards, electronic), you'll probably find it and some people to play with you. You'd probably find some takers for something you bring from home...

Tonight won't be my night, but soon! The photos must be a good indicator that plenty of people are showing up. And the Metro gave them a good write-up when they went to a weekly schedule recently.

TUES 10/2

6pm to 8pm
"Sting! XIII: Indoor, Outdoor...": Evening of Art, Music and Performance
at The Beehive, 541 Tremont St, Boston (South End)

Feat: Candice Smith Corby, Lori Nix, Rene Holm, Shay Kun, Jeff Perrott, Brad Phillips, Ryan Schneider, Craig Taylor, Joe Wardwell, Doug Weathersby, Nabila Santa-Cristo

The "Sting!" events have occurred on different dates over the years, but today is actually Sting's birthday.

Celebrate with art and jazzy funk from the Bruce Bartlett Trio. It's probably too much to ask for a Police cover...

TUES 10/2

6pm to 7:30pm
Soap Box Series: "Risky Politics (Climate and Conflict, Part 1)"
at MIT Museum, 265 Mass Ave, Cambridge (near Central Sq)

MIT Professor John Sterman gets on the soapbox to discuss climate change even though we won't hear it at all during tomorrow's debate.

TUES 10/2

Dennis Lehane, "Live By Night": Reading
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline

Tickets available through Brookline Booksmith.

I'm not sure I'd pay $5 to hear Dennis Lehane read from his new novel, but I'm not a super-fan.

TUES 10/2

6pm to 8pm
"City of Mirages: Baghdad, 1952–1982": Reception
at BSA Space, Suite 200, 290 Congress St, Boston (near South Station/Fort Point)

Yes, there was a time in the recent past when Iraq was prospering Western-friendly (enough) society with big-time architects designing buildings.

TUES 10/2 (and TUES 10/9)

Jocie Adams
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

Fans of the Low Anthem will probably pack the sardine-can-sized room to hear multi-instrumentalist Jocie Adams do her own thing, but you can try to get there early...

TUES 10/2

Scott Damgaard & The E.A.R., Stained Glass Eye, William Topley
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)

I've usually seen Scott Damgaard entertaining folks with cover songs in the downtown area. He does a good job, so his original stuff hopefully doesn't suck with his 2 groups -- The Electrified Acoustic Rockers and Stained Glass Eye -- although the names don't give me a good feeling...

When I saw Feasting With Panthers listed as a 'William Topley Tribute Band', I had to investigate and it's the actual folk-rocking Brit himself.

TUES 10/2

White Arrows, Family of the Year, New Cassettes
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$10 / 18+

The most interesting thing I read about White Arrows is that the singer was blind as a kid (take that with a grain of salt), but their dancey/punky indie-pop is still pretty good.

I personally enjoy the lush indie/folk-rock from Family of the Year with no bias from reading that a couple guys in the band are originally from around here.

The 2 LA bands are joined by British rockers New Cassettes who sonically must feel quite at home in Brooklyn. And anyone of these guys could end up playing on Conan's show in the next 6 months.

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